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It's been a difficult 4+ years since my Dad died and we've been trying to take care of my mom (now 84). She's always ...
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My boyfriend suffers from multiple health issues causing severe chronic pain to include migraines from multiple concu...
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A nice gift for someone in a nursing home, either on a temporary basis (for rehab) or permanently, is a small metal l...
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When an elderly person is in a subsidized elderly "project", and either dies or ends up in a nursing home the "landlo...
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My dad just had surgery for a broken tibia/fibula and he can't put any weight on it for the next month. He is suppos...
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The PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy. A surgically emplaced feeding tube. My little one had one empl...
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I will try to keep this as short as possible... Then answer whatever is asked of me thereafter. Long story short,...
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I've a freind who is experincing extreme lose of energy. I mean very weak after walking about 10 ft. and is bloted in...
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I have been involved with a number of very elderly stroke-disabled patients and have found that the hospitals are not...
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Here is an image. They can be cut with scissors and placed around the patient's bed and toilet.
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If you are supervising for or caring for an elderly person, one of the most common "emergencies" is vasovagal faintin...
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my mother in law has fallen backwards three times in three months ...luckily no serious injury... but concerned as to...
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If you hire a health care aide do not assume they will be able to handle a 911 call. What I do is to run every one of...
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When interviewing a new aide from an agency or outside hire I would ask them what they thought was the most important...
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Caregiver222 has developed a system for insuring the elderly are properly hydrated. It is extremely important to make...
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One of the items I purchased for my "little ones" wheelchair was a D-cell battery operated bicycle horn, which I atta...
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caregiver222Jul 09, 2012
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It is very important for the enfeebled to take in enough calories and nutrients. With age comes dysphagia and little ...
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If you are involved in the care of an elderly person on Medicaid or Medicare you have to learn about so-called "certi...
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ireneoJul 08, 2012
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Oxygen will spontaneously ignite when coming into contact with oil or vaseline. While everyone is familiar with the "...
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I started caring for a woman named Inez when she was 99, and paralyzed from a stroke. Initially she had difficulty in...
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